Administration and Faculty

Rev. George  D. Gallaro

Rev. George D. Gallaro
Interim Rector, Coordinator of Student Life, Professor of Canon Law and Ecumenism

    Ph.B. Seminario Diocesano Noto, Italy (1968); JCOD (Eastern Church Law), Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome (1981); STL (Ecumenical Theology), Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, Rome (1994), Certificate in Liturgical Theology, Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome (1980).
    Ordained to the priesthood in Los Angeles (1972).
    Parochial Vicor: Los Angeles, CA (1972-1978); Pastor: Worcester, MA (1991-1992); Warren, MI (1996-2005); Parish Administrator: Gibsonia, PA (2005-present).
    Defender of the Bond: Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA (1977-1978); Defender of the Bond and Promoter of Justice: Eparchy of Newton, MA (1982-1985); Chancellor: Eparchy of Newton, MA (1983-1992); Vicar Judicial: Eparchy of Newton, MA (1986-1992); Vicar Judicial: Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (2009).
    Staff Member: Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City (1992-1993).
    Instructor of Catechetics: Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA (1974-1976); Instructor of Canon Law: Boston Theological Institute, Boston, MA (1982-1992); Rector: St Gregory the Theologian Seminary, Newton Center, MA (1994-1996); Director: Diaconate Formation Program, Eparchy of Newton, MA (1994-1996); Coordinator: Continuing Education of Melkite Clergy (1994-1996).
    Faculty member since 1997.
    e-mail: gdgallaro@bcs.edu
Sandra Collins

Sandra A. Collins, Ph.D.
Director of Library

BA (Anthropology/Biology), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1981); MA (Christian History/Biblical Languages), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA (1987); MLS, School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh (1987); Ph.D., Department of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2009).
Assistant Director and Instructor: Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (1987-1991); Assistant to the Chair: Dept. of Library Science, University of Pittsburgh (1991-1995); Acquisitions Coordinator, Barbour Library-Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1995-1996); Branch Manager: Pine Center, Northern Tier Library (1996-1998); Information Consultant: Pittsburgh Technical Institute (1997-2000); Web site cataloger: Brodart Automation Services (2000-2002); Reference Librarian-part time: Gumberg Library, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (2000-2006).
Adjunct Faculty: Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2003-present); Teaching Fellow: Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2001-present).
Member: Association for Jewish Studies (1999-present), American Academy of Religion (2000-present), Pennsylvania Library Association (2005-present).
Faculty member since 2007.
e-mail: scollins@bcs.edu
Gregory S Popivchak

Gregory S. Popvichak


BS (Business Administration and Accounting), Clarion State University (1975). Certified as CPA (1978).
Senior Auditor for Love, Scherle and Bauer, CPAs, (1975-1987), Pittsburgh, PA; Controller in private industry (1987-1995); Assistant Treasurer of Seminary and Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, (1994); Seminary Treasurer and Archieparchial Finance Officer (1995-present).

David H. Dix

David H. Dix
Development Consultant

BA (Economics), Hobart College, Geneva, NY (1985), National Graduate Trust School, Chicago, IL (1992), National Trust School, Chicago, IL (1990)

Vice President, Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA (1989-2001); Director of Marketing, Wealth Transfer Solutions, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (2001-2006); Assistant Executive Director and Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, St. Margaret Foundation, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (2006-2007); East End Cooperative Ministry, Inc., Director of Development and Capital Campaign Director, Pittsburgh, PA (2008-2012); Development Consultant, Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA  (2012-present)

e-mail: development@bcs.edu




Academic Faculty


Rev. Jason DelVitto
Adjunct Professor of Dogmatic Theology

BA (Sociology), California State University of Pennnsylvania (1976); M.Div., St. Vlaidmir's Seminary, Crestwood NY (1979); PhD. Cand. (Systematic Theology), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Ordained to the priesthood, Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of North America (1978). Pastor, St. Mary Orthodox Church, Wichita, KS (1979-1984); St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Bridgeville, PA (1984-present).
Instructor: Duquesne University (1986-1990); Christ the Saviour Orthodox Seminary, Johnstown, PA (1986-1995); Wheeling Jesuit College (1993-1994); St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA (1993-present).
Faculty member 1995-1998 and since 2007.
e-mail: frjason1@verizon.net
Fr. Stelyios Muksuris

Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stelyios Muksuris, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Languages and Liturgical Theology

 Ph.D. (Theology), University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom (2009); M.Litt. (Master of Letters – Dept. of Theology and Religion), University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom (2000); M.Div. (Eastern Orthodox Theology), Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA (1993); B.A. (Religious Studies), Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1990).
Ordained to the priesthood for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (1993). Pastor, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Bangor, ME (1993-1994); Associate Priest, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Charlotte, NC (1994-2000); Pastor, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Kalamazoo, MI (2000-2003); Dean, St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Manchester, NH, and Adjunct Lecturer at St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH (2003-2005); Associate Priest, Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, Vrilissia, Greece (2005-2006); Administrative Assistant to the Metropolitan, Registrar, and Illuminator Editor, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh, PA (2006-present).
Memberships in American Academy of Religion (AAR), Societas Liturgica (SL), Society for Oriental Liturgy (SOL), Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA) and Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA).
Teaching Assistant, Greek Department, Hellenic College and Holy Cross, Brookline, MA  (1988-1993); Adjunct Faculty, Humanities Program, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH (2003-2005); Guest Professor/Lecturer, Department of Religion, in Russian and East European Studies (REES), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (2008-present).
Member/Consultant for the Synodal Committee on Liturgy and Worship, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; Occasional Consultant on liturgical matters for Pontificium Institutum Orientalium, Rome.
Faculty member since 2009.
e-mail: smuksuris@bcs.edu

Coreen Poklembo

Mrs. Coreen M. Poklembo
Adjunct Instructor of Chant, Voice Instructor

Bachelor of Music degree (Voice Major), Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA (1983); Continuing educational credits at Duquesne University, Penn State University and Carlow College; Instructional I and II Professional Certificates for teaching.
Co-Founder and Teacher: Aquinas Academy Camp Music Zone for children; Music Teacher: Seton Arts Camp in Dunbar, PA.
Faculty member, Derry Area High School Pit Orchestra, Derry, PA.
Director, Adult Choir, St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Herminie, PA (1982-1984); General Music Teacher at Cathedral School in Greensburg, PA (1983-1996); General Music Teacher at Aquinas Academy School in Greensburg, PA (1996-2001); Private Studio Music Teacher of voice, piano and flute (1982-present); Vocal and General Music Instructor at Aquinas Academy, Greensburg, PA (2005-present); Vocal Music Instructor for Metropolitan Cantor Institute at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA (2005-present); Cantor at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville, PA (1986-present).
Member: Catholic Teachers Association; American Choral Directors Association; Westmoreland Music Educators Association
Faculty member since 2008.
e-mail: cpoklembo@bcs.edu
Fr. Joseph Raptosh

Rev. Joseph Raptosh
Academic Dean, Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology, Director of Pastoral Placement

BA (Philosophy), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA (1975); M.Div, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood NY (1978); D.Min, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary/Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, Pittsburgh PA (2002). The James T. McLaughlin Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Pittsburgh, PA (2002-2003); Candidate: Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, (2003-present). 
Ordained to the priesthood for the Orthodox Church in America, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood NY (1987). Pastor: St Michael Orthodox Church, Portage PA and SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Vintondale, PA (1987-1997); Administrator: Resurrection Byzantine Catholic Church, Monroeville PA (1997-present) and St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, East Pittsburgh (2008-present).
Adjunct professor of Theology, Mt. Aloysius College, Cresson, PA (1992-1996); Affiliate Member: American Psychoanalytic association, New York, NY (2004-present); Bridgebuilder Consultant, McKees Rocks, PA (2001-2002); Trained Healthy Congregations Presenter: Burns, TN (2003); Secretary to the Archdiocesan Pension Board (2004-present); Director of Field Education (2005-present).
Faculty member since 2001.
e-mail: dean@bcs.edu

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